UK Lightroom 4 & Photoshop CS6 Travel Photography Master Class

As you know I look after Digital Imaging for Adobe in the UK, with a focus on Photoshop and Lightroom. I am also a Photographer and have also been taking Photographs for over  20 years, and have been working in the digital world for over 10 of these. My personal focus and interest lies around Travel and Street Photography and I have wanted to share my knowledge on this topic for a while, but with a focus on post processing, vision and retouching.


I have been working with the London Photographic Adobe User group and we have decided to host a master class, therefore, I will be presenting a Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 travel master class on Sunday 23rd September at the London Photographic Adobe User Group (


In this Master Class I will be covering travel and street photography and how to get the best from the tools in Photoshop CS5 and CS6 as well as Lightroom 4 to make your images really stand out. This class will be based upon real world photographs as well as my actual workflow, encompassing RAW processing, Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6. This master class will also help define where the two solutions overlap and clear distinctions of when to use which and why. We will also have a small section on Screen and Printer Colour Management as well as Camera calibration and I’ll bring along some hardware along on the day and can answer questions on this topic as well.


Lightroom 4 – We will look at how to manage your catalog and optimise your time in the Library module with a focus on organising & key-wording your Photographs. We will also look at when to use the Lightroom develop module and the RAW conversion engine, combined with Photoshop Camera RAW. We will look into the enhanced  highlight, shadows and clarity sliders, as well as the the more powerful adjustment brush and gradient filter. Also for the people with less time on their hands we will look at the Lightroom Presets to do a lot of the heavy lifting.


In Photoshop CS6 –  We will look at working with eyes, skin and dodge and burning tools to enhance shape and form, we will also look at color and black and white processing. Other aspects of image making will be looked at as well, i.e. masking, selections, blending modes, Content Aware Technologies as well as simple image compositing. We will also spend a bit of time focused on toning and sharpening of your final images.


If you find this class of interest and are already a travel photographer, are planning a travel photography trip for yourself or just looking for ideas and are excited at looking at other areas of Photography (including lighting, street photo walks, re-touching etc), then this IS the place to be! The group is full of people of all ages and have a real passions for the craft of Photography, as well as the social side of course, it’s free to join with a small fee for the sessions (just to cover the costs of room hire) and it’s a lot of fun!!


For more information on other activities or joining the group,  then please head on over to or to find out more.
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